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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Coal-fired steam train

A rare chance to experience history LIVE! Once a day the Cog runs a steam train up and down. They burn several tons of coal for the short trip up the mountain. The train travels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A rare chance to experience history LIVE! Once a day the Cog runs a steam train up and down. They burn several tons of coal for the short trip up the mountain. The train travels slowly at a pace slower than some hikers on the steeper parts. The views are spectacular. Ideally, it would be better to be free to... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was so scared to go up, I had put it off for years and for my birthday gift my husband took me up. I absolutely loved it. We went the first train of the day and it was so exciting and I fell in love with the experience. The top of the mountain was clouded in and in an... More 

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NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A great way to make it up to Mt. Washington. My 4 year old really loved the ride but fell asleep on the way down. We rode on the steam train which we didn't expect and it was a cool thing to experience. Amazing place to visit. The price for the ride is steep but you can get good deals... More 

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Windsor, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been to the New England states many time and seen about everything. Once I even took a driving trip to the top of Mt. Washington. On my last visit I realized that I had never been on a cog wheel train and obviously had not been to the top of Mt. Washington on it. So off we went.... More 

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Townsville, Queensland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you do the 18 hours + flights from Australia to the east coast of the US, you try to pack in as much as you can into the holiday. Needless to say, the 2nd steepest cog railway in the world had to be on the list of things to do. The Brakeman cum tour guide was almost worth the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Highly recommend. We were hesitant at first due to the cost but are very glad we decided to go. Trip was a lot of fun, and educational. There is a lot of history with this railway and it is a must see. Provides some fantastic photo opportunities. While it is true you only get an hour at the top, we... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We picked up the details where we were staying and again was warned if you are doing this take a warm coat with you as it is so much colder at the top of Washington mount than at the base at Bretton Woods Station. Yes it was expensive but if you are in New Hampshire from the UK this is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Popped over to the cog whilst skiing at bretton, well worth a trip up on the train and skiing down. Bit pricey but fun.

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Manhattan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The first cog railroad every built. Interesting museums at both the base and the summit and spectacular views of the White Mountains and interesting how the terrain and climate changes as you approach the summit home of "The Worst Weather in the World"

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is very different from your average train ride. Before we started the ride the weather at the base of the mountain was mild. The billowing steam coming from the train swirled in and all around the train like a smoky monster. Pushing up the almost vertical mountain was so exciting, if you stood up on your feet on the... More 

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